Weekend Snippets – April 10th / 11th 2010.


FRA British Championships 2010 – Round 1 :

Saturday 10th April 2010. Silent Valley. AM. 9.5m/4900′.

Two of our members made the trip to Northern Ireland for the opening race of this years British Fellruning Championship in the Mourne Mountains. Darren Kay finished 10th in 1:48:29 and Mick Green finished 64th in 2:13:56.

Full results can be found here.

Here is a link to a youtube video which gives you a taste of the event.

Wardle Skyline Fell Race. BM. 7m/1250′- Saturday 10th April 2010.

Six Horwich members ran this fell race over the pennine moors around Wardle near Rochdale.

1st Adam Osborne (Leeds City) 45:41
17th Rob Haworth 51:03
51st Doug Fleming 55:07
55th Tony Hesketh 56:00
68th Stephen Diaz 57:41
86th Peter Leighton 59:44
209th Colin Waterworth 1:17:10

Well done to Tony Hesketh who was first in the V60 category.

Full results.

Llanbedr To Blaenafon. AL. 15m/4500′. – Saturday 10th April 2010.

Whilst visiting family in South Wales this weekend I took in this classic point to point race between Llanbedr and Blaenafon, by way of the peaks of Crug Mawr, Sugar Loaf and Blorenge.

The warm and sunny conditions made it hard work, but i managed to stay in contention for the lead until half way up the notorious climb of Blorenge, which reduced me to scrambling on all fours, and allowed the eventually winner to get away.

I finished 2nd in a time of 2:14:48.

Full results and details of the race can be found here.